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I just saw another reddit post about this. I'll copypasta the same thing I said on the other thread:

I promise, we're working on it. I can't speak to any details right now, but if all goes to plan, you'll be hearing from us in the near future with actions and updates.

In the meantime, remember to report. It doesn't fix the issue immediately, which sucks, but we can't fix it at all if you don't raise a flag to tell us it's happening.

Thanks for still giving our game a chance, even with all these bad experiences. This is a multi-team effort across Riot, and we're working hard towards a future where you don't have to deal with sh*t like this anymore.

To add to that, I have played so many games where women don't speak up until after I start talking. Once they hear my voice, and they see that no one is giving me crap, they know it's safe.

I cannot wait for the day when I get...

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Hey there friend. I'm sure this will get buried, but I want you to know that we hear you. We know the social experience for minority groups, women included, is awful right now. Especially in voice comms.

I promise, we're working on it. I can't speak to any details right now, but if all goes to plan, you'll be hearing from us in the near future with actions and updates.

In the meantime, remember to report. It doesn't fix the issue immediately, which sucks, but we can't fix it at all if you don't raise a flag to tell us it's happening.

Thanks for still giving our game a chance, even with all these bad experiences. This is a multi-team effort across Riot, and we're working hard towards a future where you don't have to deal with sh*t like this anymore.

Fistbumps,
Lea & the SPD team

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Originally posted by HKBFG

I guess my frustration is that either

A.) This hasn't worked as claimed or
B.) Everyone in low/mid matchmaking broke their plateau on the same day

People who were radiant last season are playing with people who have never been diamond. Something has happened there (even if we the community has no idea what that may have been.)

Someone who has a Radiant Act Rank triangle could have gotten it at the beginning of the Act - which was over two months ago. They could have not played for two months, came back to the game and had their skills atrophy. The match maker corrected them during/after placements.

Also players that may have been boosted in 5 stacks, came back and were corrected by the match maker.

I'm not saying that's always the case, maybe there is a bug or some weirdness going on. If there is an issue it isn't intentional. Lastly, we have gotten reports from twitter, reddit, devs, etc. and investigate quiet a few. Right now we are not seeing any match making changes that can't be explained by player skill changing, then the system correcting them.

It's only been a week, and we made big changes with leaderboard, turning on solo/duo, etc. Lots of people who haven't played in a while came back to see those changes, lots of players are pushing hard because it's a new episode, and ...

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Originally posted by HKBFG

If this were true, Tenz's queue times would not have jumped to four hours.

I don't understand your comment, TenZ has always struggeled finding games on his main. His que time didn't jump to four hours, it was four 1 hour queues - I watched the stream he tweeted about his four hour queue time. The reason he has long queues is because we didn't reset MMR, and his MMR is much higher then most people(you can see he was top of the leaderboard last season). If we did reset MMR he would have found games much quicker, because there would be more people around his MMR to match into queue with.

In fact him, and a few other people, were what we had to look at to roll out a change speeding up their queue times(which came out today). Again, I don't understand why you think I'm lying, if TenZ had hour long ques before the new season, then still had them(until today when we got a fix in).

I understand you may have frustrations with the system, or that a lot of the complaints that are popping up make assumptions that may not necessarily be true. I have be...

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Originally posted by ImpactCL

Riot have any plan about 5 stacks in general, is pretty hard to win vs 5 stack in a team of 5 randoms. I think is pretty unbalance to let 3,4 and 5 stacks ñlay in solo queque

We are talking about a few things. I believe there is a perception issue along with beginning of season issue.(sounds a little bit lame to blame it on this but I'll explain)

Our match maker is pretty good at matching 5 stacks against 5 stacks. Or at least 5 stack against 1 + 4 stack. Unfortunately, in extremely edge rare cases, very unfair stacks can get matched up against a split group. I am concerned that people just think "oh their five stack" or ask in chat and get a troll response "of course we're grouped kekw". Alternatively it's natural to want to blame any reason you can find on a loss - which is why people start using rank as a way to target teammates or 5 stacks as a complaint. I'm not saying it's always the case, but there will always be some level of trying to find a scape goat for why you may be losing. That being said, it doesn't mean you should turn a blind eye as a dev, there is obvious legitimate concern and we need to use feedback and data to see if it's a...

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Originally posted by RicoSuave1881

This just doesn’t sound right. My peak is Gold 2. All three acts my act rank has been silver three. Yet for some reason the game thinks I should be playing against someone who’s act rank (not just peak) is P1. So your system truly believes I should be playing against someone I wouldn’t have been able to party up with a week ago?? If so then that’s a flawed system

To start off, I don't think the system is perfect. I think if you were to ever believe your Ranked system is perfect, and complete, you'd probably be wrong as a game designer.

That being said, we have investigated multiple people who have made these claims. Looked up their back end MMR, match history, the games they've pointed out issues in. For multiple games. We didn't make it public, saying "hey we are looking into your game." because we don't want to create this unfair perception that we are willing to look into certain players match history over others(that's what player support is for). That being said, we want to gut check feedback and make sure things are working correctly after such a big change.

After these initial investigations we haven't really seen any issues. We are still watching, and looking, but there haven't been any that have really jumped out as the system not matching players fairly.

The reason for the more restricted group is it helps ...

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Hey!

It sucks you haven't had the best experience with voice chat, and just general toxicity in Valorant. I think some people pointed out some good tips, I always mute as soon as things start to get toxic. The Social and Player Dynamics team on Valorant is working on fixes for issues just like this, it's the start of the year but they are listening to issues like yours and are coming up with great solutions. No word on when those will hit, but hopefully we can tackle this toxicity issue with the community and make Valorant a better place for everyone who wants fair games, with less toxicity(and afk's :P ).

Thanks for playing, I hope you keep enjoying Valorant! And a big thank you to everyone who gave tips and words of kindness. Being a positive force in the community helps, even if sometimes negativity can get overwhelming.

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Good Job!

It's hard, the actual Rank and the prestige is definitely a drive and what people strive for. But remember, improving and the journey are all part of achieving your goals and the fun part! You're consistantly improving, and it shows. One of the things I've learned, working in game dev, is that we often see one of the biggest factors in improving a players skill is simply more time invested into playing the game. Sure there is "practice efficiently" and knowing how to get better helps, but just playing the game will get you better too.

Thanks for playing and I'm glad you enjoy the new ranked system.

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Originally posted by pollofritoop

That's because you are not in p3. Its a f**king mess. Besides that congratulations, keep it up!

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Originally posted by alexanderh24

On the real though. Ranked ATM is a mess, full radiant act rank getting matched with d1 act rank almost every high elo game. 1 or 2 people hard carry on each team because it happens so much

This is going to sound harsh, because this is a perception issue and it's still a problem that we may need to solve.

We didn't change match making, or how you find matches. You would get the same opponents, and teammates, compared to the last season. If we kept the rank system the same, and just made people play placements again(like beta to release) people would get the same matches they are getting now.

While you may run into players who have act/current ranks that are above or below you; The matchmaker believes you are close in skill and most of our matches(especially in anything below immortal) are very close in skill.

There is a confidence system, which gets loosened when you are in placements, that will let you shift your MMR harder based on your performance. That's the closet thing that will really change your MMR on a soft reset. That being said, it is healthy because as players play more games the system gets "Confident" in their MMR. Soft resets ar...

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Originally posted by bonokoot

No fix for omen’s nerf err bug to his hit box being bigger for his shroud step?

We’re working on it, hoping it’ll be out in next patch. This change was a consequence of a fix we shipped to stop Omen from glitching under the map with Sage walls + tp, so we’re working on a way to have the same TP functionality while also not allowing for him to break through the map.

Hoping for next patch, might be the patch after that though. Sorry for the pain in the interim

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Hey all, we're currently working on resolving this issue for players experiencing this bug. Apologies on the lack of visibility, we thought we had it resolved, but there are still some players seeing it.

Didn’t think we’d patch again so soon?

Consider this the Split overhaul patch, and part 2 of the continued Controller role balance.

We also added two oft-requested features: the ability to hide custom matches from your Match History, and an adjustment of queue restrictions, which hope to forgive the unintentional AFK, while still punishing the habitual AFKer.

AGENT UPDATES

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19 Jan

Last November, we previewed the 2021 VALORANT Champions Tour, a global competitive ecosystem that will enable VALORANT to become the next great, multi-generational esport. Today, we’re thrilled to provide more details on Stage 01 of the VCT in North America, and unveil our long-time partner, Nerd Street Gamers, as the official tournament operator and producer for this first stage.

Beginning January 27 and running through March 21, Stage 01 will provide a mix of open and closed qualifiers to ensure opportunities for both amateur and established orgs to qualify into the Masters. The first stage will consist of three Challenger Weekends, which function as closed qualifiers to determine who moves on to the concluding Masters event. A weekly open qualifier will determine which teams compete in the Challenger Weekend.

To ensure the safety of all participants as the global COVID-19 situation evolves, all competitions, including Masters tournaments, will remain intraregional ...

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